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11  Re: Dachshund Lovers Swap SU 11/21-12/5 SO 01/21/2010 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by OpheliasLily on: November 28, 2009 02:58:39 PM

Jeezo - you guys have a lot of super cute Dachsies! How fun! I just sent in the questionare and hopefully Oliver and I can be on board soon! This will be my first swap in the "big leagues" (I have done a few personal swaps).
Oh yeah... here is "Ollie":

here he is "incognito" - the paparazzi is always on his tail you know.

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12  Re: Postcards for the picky in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by OpheliasLily on: November 22, 2009 04:25:49 PM
ahhhh! I love these! I wish I had a pen-pal like you! I just moved overseas and postcards are the same here too. Though occationally we have some choice:

see, if you LOVE Germany, then there is a card for you. Not so sure about it yet? Well my friend - simply mail the "like Germany" card.
OK - so you see what I mean.
Thank you so much for showing us your cards. You inspired me to have a go at it too!
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13  ''petits oiseaux sur le lustre'' - Wall Art in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by OpheliasLily on: September 20, 2009 05:21:04 AM
    So, I just moved into a basement room with blank, white walls. My landlords said "NO NAILS or PAINT!!!" So, I faced an old conundrum: "how to decorate the stark walls when I can't hang anything... and I have no money?". This is an issue I am sure most of us have faced. Inspired by  Lexer's https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50495.0 and Showmehelen's  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87155.msg821538#msg821538  and many others here on craftster, I set to work. Here's what I came up with:

and for the front door:

I call them "Mes petits oiseaux et un lustre"       OR          "Death by onethousand cuts" - ha ha

I want to  make some more for the other walls, but I am unsure of what to do next that runs with the same theme. Any Ideas? Comments Greatly appreciated!  Thanks for Looking!

Sorry... I  forgot to mention - the birds and chandelier on both the wall and on the door are made out of brown butcher-paper. I affixed the chandelier to the wall with masking-tape and used a watersoluble dissapearing gluestick to attach them to the glas on the door(so that they could be clearly seen from either side).
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14  DAY OF THE DEAD chest of drawers help! in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by OpheliasLily on: June 22, 2009 09:51:20 PM
So here she is, the chest of drawers I have had for the entirety of my life. In fact, my Mother once told me it was my changing table too (okay, TMI, sorry).

Any who, I have always liked how sturdy it is, and the 'bones' of it are alright too (though a bit dull). However, its UGLY!

So, here is my question:
   I wanted to paint a Catrina on the front. similar to this one: http://www.hospiceslo.org/events/diadelosmuertos/img/calavera_de_la_catrina.gif
but I am unsure about how best to go about it. I want to use my acrylic paints (to save $$$), but I liked the idea of staining the entire thing espresso first.

Oh, and did I mention that I plan on mosaic-ing the top with stained glass and bits of mirror?

So, is it even possible to paint acrylic over wood stain?
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15  Paisley Yoga-Mat Bag - w/ pocket! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by OpheliasLily on: February 10, 2009 05:59:35 PM

     So I was recently enrolled in a gym membership and have been taking yoga. Needless to say, I AM IN LOVE!!! Now that many of my thoughts revolve around yoga, proper posture, and correct breathing, I thought I ought to make a bag for my yoga mat. So, without further ado.... may I present...the mat! (modeled by my younger sis)

Goofy Little thing, isn't she.

The pocket:

and a swatch of the fabric:

The fabric was "red-tag" and quite affordable. Its linen-ish with gold embroidered paisleys and clear sequins.

I found the tutorial on a great site called "Pink of Perfection". It had a hilarious how-to video. The only thing I changed was to add a pocket for my keys and gym card.

Questions? Comments?
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16  Super Mod Sewing Box - Loads of Pics - edit : Tut. Added! in Completed Projects by OpheliasLily on: February 06, 2009 10:15:28 AM
Howdy All!

I have been meaning to post this idea for a while now, but up until recently I have only had a crappy cell to take pictures with - but not anymore!
As I am sure many of you do, I had an ugly old sewing box that had been given to me eons ago by my Baba. Well, I got tired of looking at it and was about to throw it away when I realized "Hey! That's not in the spirit of Craftster!" So.....

From: (taken with cell phone - sorry)


An Inside Shot:

And the Pin-cushion:


Any-who, I reccommend "reupholstering" sewing boxes to you all - its a fun quick job and you'll end up with a better one than you'll find at Joanns!

*this is only my second post - so, if you have any suggestions Please do let me know!*
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17  Rockin' baby tops in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by OpheliasLily on: January 08, 2009 04:48:26 PM

Alright ladies and gents, prepare yourselves, this is my very first post! Don't be surprised if I've messed it up a bit - also be prepared for poor picture quality (I used a handy). Now that that's out of the way, check out the baby clothes! I have several friends/relatives ready to have their first offspring (starting any day now), so I have been preparing myself for the multiple showers I will be forced to attend. Though many have registered (which I find a little tacky) I have decided to make them their pressies instead. So, without further ado....

(for twin girls - front & back images)


so, enough jaw-wagging. Let me know what ya think - I could use some help, like - what is a paint I can use for the lettering that won't dry so stiff? I used the cool freezer paper technique. Thanks for looking!
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